Documentation for how to use iCal to import Google Calendar

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    I purchased the iCal module so that I can import and have automated syncs with Google Calendar.

    After the purchase I see ZERO documentation or instructions on how to do this. I expect it’s trivially simple to do, but need some direction.

    Maybe this support channel can provide a tip or link to how to use this?

    Thank you,

    Stephen Pierce

    Hi Stephen,

    Here is a step by step guide to importing events from Google calendar:

    Stephen Harris

    Hi Stephen,

    It seems these steps are for a 1 time manual import.

    I see the link to Beta instructions from 5 years ago which appear obsolete.

    I’m trying to understand what settings should be used in the
    • Event Organiser iCal Sync

    They plugin I just purchased.

    For example, I have an email address and password for Google Calendars, but I see no place to enter this information in the setup.

    Thank you for your help.

    Stephen Pierce

    Follow up –
    I found the Sharable Link

    Then input this as the Source field on iCal Feeds and entered a name and clicked “Add New Feed” Then I selected Fetch.

    When displaying the calendar, it’s blank – none of the events are carried forward.

    Stephen Pierce

    Hi Stephen,

    My apologies, I sent you the wrong link. You need to use the iCal url used for the manual import as the feed’s source.


    Stephen Harris

    Hi Stephen,

    Thank you for your reply. However, I’m still perhaps further lost.

    The Google look has changed a lot in the few years since the instructions were written.

    Can you tell me [exactly] where to find this link?

    Prior to your reply, I found a “sharable” link.. it looks like this:

    Is this correct? If so, it doesn’t work. Zero events are pulled.

    In attempting to follow the instructions again this evening I stumbled across this:

    The instructions are not clear where to get what, so I’m just making wild guesses at trying any url I stumble across. So far it’s not working and not sure if i’m really close or far away from finding the correct url.

    Thank you for clarifying this.


    Stephen Pierce

    Hi Stephen,

    Yes I think Google calendar has changed recently. You can find the iCal url by logging into Google calendar:

    • Click settings (cog icon)
    • Under ‘Settings for my calendars’, on the left hand side, click the appropriate calendar
    • Click ‘Integrate calendar’ in the submenu that appears, or scroll down the page
    • Use the ‘Public address in iCal format’ (if your calendar is public) or the ‘Secret address in iCal format’ as the source URL.
    Stephen Harris

    ah – wonderful! That was so easy! Thank you!

    Stephen Pierce

    You’re welcome!

    Stephen Harris
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